Face book and twitter as well as the music industry was awash with rumour that the musician who is famed for his song, Character had died in China where he is receiving treatment.
Barbed wire singer Prince Tendai Mupfurutsa, is battling a motor neurone disease which has affected his mobility and speech.
Most arts industry friends of the star, Willis Wattafi formerly of Africa revenge and close friend confirmed that they had the rumour and were not sure of the actual truth.
But Radiovop managed to get an SMS from the singer from China in which he joked: “Saka handichafa…I am okay. Prince Tendai.”
Speculation had been rife that Prince Tendai’s condition could have been a result of huge financial losses after he brought in R&B singer Akon and dancehall star Sean Paul to Harare for a concert, a claim he has since refuted.
Mupfurutsa recently released an album called “Something Mysterious” narrating his ordeal. The album comprises new and yesteryear hits.
Degeneration of the motor neurones leads to weakness and wasting of muscles, causing increasing loss of mobility in the limbs, and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing.